Harvest in Saddleworth
Rev Kate Bottley marks Harvest in Saddleworth, on the Yorkshire-Lancashire border, and Katie Piper meets a Christian minister helping Welsh farmers through times of crisis.
Rev Kate Bottley marks Harvest by visiting a Christian-run farm in Saddleworth, on the Yorkshire Lancashire border. She meets curate Aaron Moffat-Jackman and his wife Gemma, who quite literally tend to their flock - they have sheep on a field next to their church and use their farm to educate others about looking after God’s creation.
In her first appearance on Songs of Praise as a presenter, Katie Piper visits a farm in Carmarthenshire to meet Eileen Davis, an archdeacon in the church in Wales who has been inspired by her faith to set up a helpline for other farmers who are finding it difficult to cope.
In the urban district of Trafford in Manchester, Rev John Hughes explains how his church has become a hub for green-fingered enthusiasts who are growing their own food and as a result are making friends which cross faith boundaries.
Hymns and songs from across the country reflect the Harvest theme, including several from The Priory, Little Wymondley in Hertfordshire, recorded before lockdown.